If you need a phone now and don't need tons of onboard storage then it is the DNA hands down. As already mentioned you should try and buy it somewhere besides Verizon. If you can wait a while then you might check out the Galaxy S4 when it comes out. I don't know when that will be though. Now if you are not tied to Verizon and don't mind switching to AT&T, T-Mobile or Sprint, then you could get the brand new HTC One from any of those carriers sometime next month. The One is a fantastic phone that slightly surpasses the DNA in many ways.